I enjoyed the holidays!
To say I went over board this holiday is an understatement!
I’ve gained 11 pounds of FAT!
Am I tripping off that though?
I’m not into beating myself up over my body, weight or enjoying a few too many cookies. I have two daughters and I don’t want to pass down the curse of body shaming and guilt eating that I’ve done my entire childhood and most of my twenties!
Do I joke about my indulgences at times? YeS!
Do I feel any real guilt about my indulgences? No!
For some, talking negatively about their own body can be a defense mechanism. You want to say it before they say it, or you want to say it because you just “know they are thinking it! When in actuality no one cares but you! And since I’m the only one who cares, I keep my little snide remarks about my raging thunder thighs and protruding backside to myself, I’d much rather take that negativity to the pavement and run!
I just find that talking badly about my body is not at all helpful or motivating it makes me feel defeated and unmotivated, you eat a cookie beat yourself up about it and then eat another cookie.
NO thanks to that, I like to eat my cookie, enjoy all of the deliciousness of that cookie and spend a little extra time during my fitness routine, or maybe skip the starch at dinner.
The main component of living healthy is not cutting a bunch of things you like out of your diet, unless of course you have Pica ( a persistent and compulsive cravings to eat nonfood items) and eat something crazy like counter-tops(I’ve actually seen this on some reality docudrama) and if that’s the case please exit out of this tab and find a physician who can assist you in your area
Where was I? Yes!
Being aware of what and how much I am consuming is everything to me and my health.
So, I am aware of what and how much I’ve consumed and because it was the holidays I allowed myself to go over board, knowing a head of time I would have to do something about it when the holidays were over.
I will not whine nor complain about how chubby I got during the holidays. What I will do is start a cleanse and focus on getting back to where I was before the holidays.
So The Cleanse Begins
I chose the master cleanse also known as the Lemonade diet because I’ve done it before (5 days) and it’s easier than juicing fruit. This time I’m staying on it for 10 days, after that I will juice fresh fruits and veggies for another 10 days!
If you are not familiar with the master cleanse you can by the original creators book here, I trust this book the most of all the information online.
There have been many variations of the cleanse but this one tells you how to do the cleanse in the safest and most effective manner.
It’s organic lemons, grade B organic Raw Maple syrup, organic cayenne pepper and an optional but for me necessary salt flush.
I’ll be posting pics of my before and after body and changes in my skin!
More important than losing weight during this cleanse my main goal is to push the reset button on my body and reduce some of my cravings.
I still will be cooking for the fam and continuing to share my families favorite dishes and recipes, so look out for that as well!
Love Yourself Body Included
For my last word, please stop beating yourself up about your weight and/or body, live in the moment…it is what it is right now, you have to commit to getting to where you want to be physically but in the meantime enjoy the body you have. Someone somewhere is wishing they can have it.
Whether it’s your thunder thighs to run, them piggy toes to walk or just the breath that you take, it is awesome that you have it!
Embrace the blessing of another day that gives you an opportunity to make that body or whatever else you want to change, better!
I love my body it’s the only one I’m going to get and if the thighs or butt get out of hand, well I may have went over board but I have the power to get it right back in check.
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